I was very excited to receive a wonderful range of products from Kiehl’s South Africa last week. Kiehl’s recently launched their first store on Africa soil, in Edgars Sandton City in Johannesburg.
Kiehl’s was originally founded as an old-world apothecary in New York’s East Village over 150 years ago, they opened their doors in 1851 as a community pharmacy on New York’s ‘Pear Tree Corner’ . Kiehl’s extensive experience has resulted in a unique blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge developed over generations. The Kiehl’s philosophy believes that ingredients are the single most important component of their products, only formulas with ingredients that are truly beneficial to the skin are selected.
The Mission of Kiehl’s” is a tribute to our belief in giving back; in supporting both the local communities in which we serve and the global community in which we live and thrive. Underlining the Mission, we have developed a number of Fair Trade partnerships, plus lent our support to non-profit, charitable organisations around the world, primarily in three areas: AIDS research, cure and care; environmental conservation and sustainability; and outreach programs to benefit children and/or local communities.
I am really looking forward to trying out the Kiehl’s range, which is rather extensive! They have sent me items from their mens, baby’s, skin care and body range. The one product that I have heard so much about is the Creme de Corps, which is a rich hydrating body moisturizer and has been a firm favourite for over four decades. I have also been on the lookout for a new sunscreen, which does not irritate my rather sensitive skin. I will be trying out all the products, well in exception of the Mens range (I will leave those to Mr) and I will report back on my thought on the products.
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